Well first off… “Happy-Back-to-Reality-Day!” My kids had last week off and it was so nice not driving here, driving there and everywhere in between! It was nice to just breathe.
a little thanksgiving recap:
We had a rather non-traditional Thanksgiving this year and spent the week in our favorite campground. Just the four of us (and our dog). I don’t know what surprised me more…the fact that the campground was sold out and I didn’t feel so “weird” camping on Thanksgiving, OR that the people we encountered were some hard-core turkey connoisseurs! I have never seen so many turkey deep-fryers in one place in my life! Every other camp site had a more elaborate set-up than the next. I think this will become our new Thanksgiving tradition because it was so relaxing and simple.
I did manage to crank out a pretty darn tasty meal from our tiny stove. Here was our menu: barbecue turkey [tasted just like ribs!], herb roasted potatoes, brussel sprouts [only for the husband...yuck!], cauliflower “rice,” homemade cranberry relish, and crescent rolls! I will be living in my “fat pants” for at least the next 2-3 weeks!
Every burner was ablaze and the oven was cranking, but thankfully we didn’t blow up the RV.
Now onto this [funny] DIY. To say that I was a bit embarrassed about my cell phone case is an understatement. This was the state of mine just before we left on our camping trip
I swear my kids find the most “awesome” places to put stickers! Buying a new phone case just seems silly to me. It’s one of those useless purchases [especially around the holiday season]. So I decided to give my “eyeball fuchsia Android phone case” a Kate Spade inspired makeover.
Aren’t these lovely? Even if I was rolling in money, I don’t think I would ever spend $45 on a phone case! Now if we were talking shoes…well…that’s another story!
I gave my sad case a light sanding and broke out my favorite spray primer. I sprayed one coat and that was enough to cover it.
Next I sprayed the bottom portion of my case with gold glitter spray [ALOT of glitter spray!]
I recently picked up this 18kt gold leafing pen at Michael’s and tried it on the edges
Then gave the rest of the case some gold polka-dots with the same pen
And here it is!
Here are a few more pictures after I gave it two coats of lacquer spray finish. This also gave the case a glossy shine.
And a before and after
I’m convinced that there is not much in this world you cannot spray paint! These projects always make me smile because it’s one less thing that I would have wasted and thrown away into a landfill.